Today in World War II History—September 14, 1939 & 1944
80 Years Ago—September 14, 1939: Off the Hebrides, German submarine U-39 attacks carrier HMS Ark Royal but misses and is sunk by British destroyers Faulknor, Foxhound, and Firedrake, the first U-boat sunk in WWII.
Germans take Gdynia, the only remaining Polish port.
75 Years Ago—Sept. 14, 1944: Operation Dragoon, the Allied “Champagne Campaign” in southern France, concludes: 131,000 German POWs have been taken, 40% of Army Group G.
Mutiny trial begins for 50 Port Chicago sailors at Treasure Island, CA (Read more: “The Port Chicago Disaster—The Mutiny Trial”).
Great Atlantic Hurricane kills 390 from North Carolina to New England, and sinks 2 US Coast Guard cutters.